Content Writer

Brentford, Middlesex, England
£22000 - £27000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join one of the UK's leading online couriers. They have a passion for technological innovation and quality of service. They manage a portfolio of 5 online brands.

Overall Purpose of Role:
They have an exciting opportunity for a skilled content writer to join their busy and expanding marketing team. Their content-led organic digital strategy involves creating high quality innovative content, which will have a direct impact on how their organisation markets its services online. The role will report directly to their Head of Content & Outreach.

This exciting role involves creating website landing pages which balance both customer and SEO needs. The successful applicant will work closely with their outreach and PR teams to brainstorm, plan, research and create new content ideas, both for use on their own sites and working with other external partners.

You should be experienced not just in content creation, but also in researching and planning new content. You should have previous experience working within a digital marketing department.

They operate in a fast-moving environment so you will need to be able to grasp new concepts quickly and have a proven ability to break down sometimes complicated subjects so that they can be easily understood. You must have an eye for detail and be able to write to a deadline.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
- To write high quality user-friendly content for the company websites
- To write regular blog and news articles for their own site and external sites
- Researching and sourcing ideas for new content
- To optimise content for SEO
- To proofread and edit existing web content
- Assisting with the production of social content
- Contributing to content brainstorms and content planning
- Sourcing images

This is an exciting position that will allow you to develop on-brand copy-writing, technical SEO understanding and blog writing. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following requirements:

Essential Skills
- At least 2 years' experience working as a content writer or outreach exec.
- Ability to multi-task across multiple projects
- Confident communication skills and excellent English, especially written
- Demonstrable experience of writing abilities, including accuracy and writing to a deadline

Desirable Skills
- Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- An appropriate degree (or equivalent qualification eg: media, writing)
- Working knowledge of principle social platforms
- Experience of Photoshop or similar image management platforms
- Experience of producing content in line with SEO principles
- Experience working in a content related department or media agency
- Examples of published online or offline content
- Experience creating or sourcing content for websites/magazines/blogs
- Working knowledge of content management systems (CMS)
- Basic knowledge of HTML
- Familiarity with internet marketing principles
- Awareness of the UK parcel delivery industry